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09-12-2004, 12:42 PM
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The NHL is a local market revenue driven league.The NBA and NFL are mostly national revenue driven leagues.The NHL has no national revenue coming from TV.That is the problem.Blame Gary Bettman and his cronies for that.They took a sport on the verge of breaking out ten years ago and locked out the players which destroyed any momentum the NHL had ten years ago

The big market teams make more money than the smaller market teams which is sometimes reflected in their payrolls.Of course,some big market teams which play in new buildings(Boston,Chicago and LA)operate their teams like small market teams.MLB has revenue sharing.Why doesn't Bettman get a revenue sharing deal with HIS owners instead of asking the players?Are the big market U.S. teams and Toronto willing to share their revenue with the small market teams?

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